Here’s how much of a payout each SEC school will receive from the NCAA

Dec 3, 2016; Atlanta, GA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver ArDarius Stewart (13) holds up an SEC logo after the SEC Championship college football game against the Florida Gators at Georgia Dome. Alabama defeated Florida 54-16. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

The NCAA is liquidating $200 million from a $360-million endowment, and that means each SEC athletic department will be be getting a six-figure bonus.

Payouts to the 14 conference teams total more than $11.5 million. The figures come are based off how many scholarships each athletic department issued during the 2013-14 academic year. Each scholarship awarded that year means $3,291.19 from the NCAA endowment.

Alabama has the most scholarship athletes in the SEC, with 275.45 grants issued that year, meaning the NCAA will be giving the Crimson Tide $906,558 from the endowment. The largest payout among all schools goes to Ohio State, which will receive more than $1.3 million for its 403.98 scholarships.

The money is required to go toward “uses that directly benefit athlete academic and welfare initiatives” according to USA Today.

Here’s how the SEC schools fare in order of number of scholarships:

  • Alabama – $906,558 (275.45 scholarships)
  • Texas A&M – $904,156 (274.72)
  • Auburn – $898,100 (272.88)
  • Georgia – $896,685 (272.45)
  • Kentucky –$862,851 (262.17)
  • Florida – $860,811 (261.55)
  • South Carolina – $855,940 (260.07)
  • Missouri – $847,877 (257.62)
  • LSU – $814,570 (247.50)
  • Tennessee – $808,086 (245.33)
  • Arkansas – $795,612 (241.74)
  • Mississippi State – $741,538 (225.31)
  • Ole Miss – $709,844 (215.68)
  • Vanderbilt – $600,708 (182.52)

The full list of how the $200 million will be distributed can be viewed here.

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  • is the differing number of scholarships, with regards to public schools, just due to differences in sports offered? confused/not up to date with this info.

    • Size of an athletic department (number of teams) and Title IX are factors in numbers of scholarships. USA Today’s article is kind of a big-picture, national take on the payouts. They have a section talking about basketball schools without football programs voicing frustration. Football is obviously 85 scholarships.

    • Title IX just requires a ratio of scholarships between men and women. A lot of schools axe programs because they would have to give scholarships to more sports that don’t make any money (or lose a lot). Some schools like OSU can afford to have more programs that lose money because of various revenue streams. Or they truly believe that scholar athletes shouldn’t be restricted to just money making sports. Lacrosse, hockey, soccer, rowing, etc… are also more popular up north and aren’t considered huge drains on athletic budgets.

  • I’m really curious how OSU’s scholarship differential over the SEC leaders is accounted for. More athletic programs (hockey, lacrosse, wrestling, etc)? More scholarships per program? More women’s programs? That’s really a huge margin – close to 50% more than Bama, UGA, A&M, Auburn.

    • Men’s Fencing, Men’s Gymnastics, Men’s Ice Hockey, Men’s Lacrosse, Men’s Pistol, Men’s Rifle, Men’s Volleyball, Men’s Wrestling, Women’s Fencing, Women’s Field Hockey, Women’s Lacrosse, Women’s Rifle, and Women’s Synchronized Swimming are all sports Ohio State has that Alabama does not have. That’s where all of the additional scholarships come from.